Verbal part of BBC’s ‘Year of History’ to mark 1918 centenaries

The BBC has announced a range of television and radio programme, alongside live events and concerts, to mark the centenary of World War One.

As part of the line-up, Verbal Arts Centre will be collaborating with BBC Radio Ulster on The Art of Border Living, telling the ‘sonic adventure’ story of the Ulster/Northern Ireland borderlands over the past 100 years through art, writing, poetry, music, performance and oral history, dedicated and inspired by its places and people.

This 30 minute documentary, which will be broadcast in the autumn, will be produced by the Foghorn Company in collaboration with Verbal, drawing on a series of initiatives funded by 14-18 NOW. It will also be accompanied by a short online film.

Award-winning sound designer David Thomas and documentary maker Peter Curran are working with a number of leading writers and Verbal on this creative documentary. The project will also feature live performances, and a series of audio art podcasts combining the written word with soundscapes, textures from Ulster’s natural world and the voices of the communities that are of this place, then and now.

(Source: BBC / 14-18 NOW)

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